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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.

In San Antonio, an RN is facing multiple felonies after she allegedly stole drug vials, injected herself while working, refilled the vials with a mystery solution and then replaced them for future use on patients.

The 29-year-old RN was charged with tampering with a consumer product and drug diversion.  According to authorities, law enforcement officials were first notified of the alleged misconduct in February, after the RN was caught stealing five vials of hydromorphone, a pain reliever, from a Pyxis machine, a computer-controlled drug dispenser, at the hospital.

The RN later allegedly admitted to several hospital staff members that she had stolen the drugs. A DEA agent then conducted an investigation into the allegations and found video depicting the RN stealing the drugs.

During questioning, the RN allegedly confessed to stealing the drugs, injected them with a syringe while on the job as a registered nurse and then returning the vials to the Pyxis machine.

Police say she also admitted to refilling the vials and gluing their lids shut to make them appear unused. Three of the five vials were sent for further testing. One of the vials showed traces of lidocaine and the results of the other two are still pending. The RN said she used saline solution to refill them, according to police records.

Investigators are concerned that the RN may have used the same syringe with which she injected herself to refill the vials. The RN is HIV positive, the affidavit states, and could have spread the disease to other patients.

Because of the incident, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended the RN’s license.

This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.

Any criminal case can be defended, as long as there is a skilled criminal nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.

The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient criminal nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right criminal nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact criminal nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.